Slow Cooker Bison Chili

Bison, bacon and beans, oh my! We added a twist to Oh Sweet Basil‘s award winning chili recipe by substituting the beef with our certified grassfed bison. Simmer in your slow cooker for a few hours and enjoy a homemade bison chili that has some serious kick to it!


  • 1.5 lb ground Bison du Nord grassfed bison
  • 6 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 can (15 oz) kidney Beans, drained
  • 1 can (15 oz) pinto beans, drained
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained
  • 1 can (15 oz) fire Roasted diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced (optional)
  • 2 cups Stock Exchange Mindful Nourishment bison broth (or beef broth)
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika


Cooking directions

  1. Cook the bacon until crisp in a skillet and set aside on plate lined with paper towel.
  2. Drain off any excess grease and cook the onion and pepper until tender in the same skillet. Set aside on another plate.
  3. Cook the bison meat in the same skillet until browned and drain off any excess grease.
  4. Place the cooked bison meat, onion, pepper and 3/4 of the bacon in your slow cooker.
  5. Add all of the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  6. Cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 3 hours.
  7. Garnish with your choice of sour cream, cheese, cilantro, lime and a little bacon. Serve and enjoy!

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